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Street Cleaning has Begun

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Written by Patti Foley

The Region of Peel has begun its annual spring street cleaning and will finish mid-June.

Street cleaning removes the dirt, sand and debris left over from the winter months and improves road and community safety. A clean road with less dirt and sand improves traction and reduces flying debris on windy days. Street cleaning reduces the amount of unwanted materials that enter streams and rivers, as well as maintaining an efficient storm sewer system. Work in Mississauga and south Brampton is being conducted at night to minimize impact to traffic. Work in north Brampton and Caledon will be completed during daytime hours.

Residents and businesses should be aware of the following:
– Night time work will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights, while daytime work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.
– Lanes will be closed one at a time. Anticipate merging traffic.
– Drivers should stay clear of street sweepers and use extra caution at intersections where sweepers may be weaving around islands.

Phase one involves cleaning all splash pads, curbs, islands, centre medians and removing all debris from streets where large pieces are picked up by hand. Street sweepers will sweep dirt and grime into the curb side. Phase two then begins and involves street sweeper vehicles and flusher trucks to sweep and wash, removing the dirt and grime from the road. Due to the large volume of water used, work will not occur when temperatures are below freezing.

A schedule of when specific Regional Roads will be cleaned can be viewed online:

The spring street cleaning is the first step to other maintenance activities such as repainting of traffic lines that start in spring and continue over the summer. Other post-winter activities beginning in April and early May include the removal of road-side litter, minor boulevard repairs, straightening of road signs, safety barrier repairs and grass cutting on boulevards.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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